[CentOS-devel] EL6 and larger than DVD install media

Tue Oct 19 16:36:35 UTC 2010
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>


I am guessing most people have looked at the larger-than-DVD install 
tree's in the shape of the 'base' and 'optional' repos in rhel6-beta.

When it comes to us doing the tree's there are a couple of options, one 
of which might be to stick with 'base' and 'optional' repositories. But 
I am fairly sure that Red Hat will productise their tree's into the 
various varients ( Workstation, Server, Cluster Suite etc ) and drop the 
'optional' repo to make things look a lot more like the EL5 tree's.

Since we mix all the tree's into one - that creates the issue we have 
with 5.5/x86_64/DVD1 and DVD2. Not ideal.

I have a couple of ideas on this, but would like to hear what everyone 
else thinks is the best way to handle this. Keep in mind that we want to 
try to ensure that all kickstart / tools / code written for RHEL should 
justwork on CentOS ( well, as much as is possible ).

- KB